Terre Nash

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Terre Nash (née Mary Teresa Nash) (born 1947 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian Oscar-winning film director. Her 1982 short documentary If You Love This Planet won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). Nash has a B.A. in Literature and Sociology and an M.A. in Behavioural Science and Communications from Simon Fraser University in B.C. She was the recipient of the President's Graduate Award, a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship and the Fonds FCAC Pour l’aide et le Soutien a la Research (Québec). In 1983, Terre Nash earned a Ph.D. on the Dean's List, from McGill University in Montréal. She was the first recipient of the Alumni Award from Simon Fraser University, and was awarded "The Emily", from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2000. Nash has been a guest lecturer at the Columbia School of Journalism in New York City; Concordia University in Montréal; Memorial University, St.John's, NL; Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver; St.Mary's College and Stanford University in California.

Terre Nash was the subject of the 1990 CBC documentary If You Love Free Speech: An Unguided Tour to the Twilight Zone, directed by Pierre Leduc. The documentary follows Nash on a journey to Washington, D.C. in 1990, where she was invited to testify before a Congressional Hearing on free speech. This was the culmination of a 7-year battle, which saw her film, If You Love This Planet, go from the Oscar podium to the U.S.A. Supreme Court, over a Justice Department ruling (The Foreign Agents Registration Act) which required the names of U.S. citizens who rented her film, be reported to the F.B.I. [1]

Selected Filmography[edit]

  • "Josef's Daughter" (2006) (editor)
  • "Boys on the Fringe" (2005) (editor)
  • "Pleasant Street" (2004) (editor)
  • White Thunder (2003) (editor, writer)
  • "My Left Breast" (2002) (editor)
  • "Niagara" (2000) 6-part series (co-editor, co-writer)
  • "After Darwin" (1999) (editor)
  • "Penny Lang: Stand Up on High Ground" (1998) (editor)
  • "Kathleen Shannon: on Film, Feminism and Other Dreams" (1996) (editor)
  • Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics (1995) (director, editor, writer)
  • Mother Earth (1991) (director and editor)
  • Russian Diary (1989) (director, editor and writer)
  • "A Love Affair with Politics" (1986) (director and editor)
  • A Writer in the Nuclear Age: A Conversation with Margaret Laurence (1985) (director)
  • Speaking Our Peace (1985) (writer and co-director with Bonnie Sherr Klein)
  • If You Love This Planet (1982) (director and editor) (as Terri Nash)

Selected Awards[edit]


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